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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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A roasty scotch ale with a hint of smoke. Full-bodied, but not overpowering. Smokey, but not in a creepy bar kind of way. Sweet, but not obnoxiously so. Sound like your ideal mother-in-law? Fair enough, but it also is a pretty dead-on description of our Scotch Ale. In a difficult hop-growing climate, Scottish brewers relied on other ingredients to impart flavor and bitterness – one such ingredient was smoked malt. Drafty Kilt is a dark, malty bombshell of a beer.

Brewed at Thomas Creek before the brewery opened.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttroha (275) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle. Very mild aroma with hints of a chocolate sweetness. Taste of roast, chocolate and malt. No lingering aftertaste. Goes down easy. A good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (957) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark opaque black with minimal quickly dissipating head. Aroma it’s light, with hints of grass. Taste of dark chocolate with a slight peatiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Light aroma. Flavor is not that way. This is a creamy, full-bodied beer with a deep flavor of roasted malt, a slight hint of peat, and milk chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crispy34 (385) - Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Aroma is dark malt with some roast. Appearance is a very dark brown with a creamy tan head. Taste starts kinda scotchy, then then comes in some caramel malt flavor then the roast kicks in with a little smokiness added in. Palate is dry and not too heavy for a scotch ale. Overall, a well done beer. Would love to buy more of this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3164) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Bottle. Pours clear ruby, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is caramel, hay, toffee, a bit of bathroom. Flavor is the same (minus the bathroom, thank God), medium sweet and very malty, light grassy bitter. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Not bad for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1435) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Tasted on tap at Taco Mac in a snifter glass. It poured a deep copper colour with persistent beige foam and lace. Malty, caramelly, very peaty but not distractingly so. Enough hops to provide a balanced bitterness, but almost none in the aroma, except perhaps a little harmonious pepper spice. Medium-heavy body, low carbonation, full and chewy mouthfeel, lingering fruity, earthy, bittersweet aftertastes. A well-crafted, complex strong ale. A homebrew club turned pro, a cool story and cool beer. Keep up the great work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkSong (292) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2013
32 oz growler from Catch A Drought. It pours dark brown almost black with a small tan head. It has the aroma of smoke with chocolate and a little coffee. It has a wonderful somewhat complex malty taste. It tastes of smoke, chocolate, caramel & bread with maybe a little vanilla and a slight woody flavor. This is really an outstanding beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
finn1918 (193) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Pours a dark, clear red with a fluffy white head. Aroma is caramel and smoked malts. Taste is very much the same. Nice, thick mouthfeel with some carbonation. This is a solid, straightforward beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Nice big pillowy head on this dark cola colored Scotch ale. Smoke on the nose as well as caramel. There is some rauch going on here. A touch of caramel as well. Good fizz to it as well to keep the beer moving and not become too cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (687) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 I think I may need to give this beer another try. I think the rating in my notes may be somewhat low. I think I was in a bit of a work-related stress funk when I wrote them. Pours light black with a tan head. Roasty scent and taste. A touch thin. Bottle - Friend’s Birthday Party Yup. Definitely a too low rating. Had it again last night and found it uber-enjoyable. Draft - GPCP Fundraiser

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